Trump administration readying final review of new vehicle fuel economy rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials defended their controversial proposal to freeze fuel efficiency requirements at 2020 levels at a congressional hearing on Thursday and said the proposal would... Read more »

U.S. Congress-White House budget, debt limit talks sputter: congressional leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and top officials in the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on overall federal spending levels for the... Read more »

U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress,... Read more »

Trump: Ex-lawyer McGahn ‘may have been confused’ in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House lawyer Don McGahn “may have been confused” during his testimony as part of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump... Read more »

U.S. House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax... Read more »

China summons U.S. diplomat to complain about Hong Kong remarks

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China summoned a senior U.S. diplomat on Friday to lodge a formal complaint about U.S. comments on Hong Kong, after proposed U.S. legislation that would require... Read more »

In Trump probes, Congress wary of power to arrest, fine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A power that the U.S. Congress has not wielded since the 1930s may remain unused for a while longer as Democrats turn to the courts —... Read more »

House panel approves permanent Sept. 11 victims’ compensation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional committee on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to extend the fund compensating first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade... Read more »

Comedian Jon Stewart assails Congress for ignoring 9/11 first responders fund

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jon Stewart, the popular former host of the late-night comedy program The Daily Show, criticized members of Congress for not attending a hearing on Tuesday on... Read more »

Comedian Jon Stewart assails Congress for ignoring 9/11 first responders fund

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jon Stewart, the popular former host of the late-night comedy program The Daily Show, criticized members of Congress for not attending a hearing on Tuesday on... Read more »